The University of Aveiro hosted the second Algae Vertical meeting, with over 140 participants. Speakers emphasized innovation, while partners discussed progress. Led by PhytoBloom – Microalgae by Necton, the project aims to advance algae-based solutions for the blue bioeconomy.
On March 13, the University of Aveiro hosted the highly anticipated second face-to-face meeting of the Algae Vertical project, marking a pivotal moment for the initiative. Organized in collaboration with PROALGA Associação Portuguesa dos Produtores de Algas and GreenCoLab, the event drew over 140 participants representing the 38 partner entities involved in Algae Vertical.
The day commenced with an engaging opening session featuring esteemed speakers including the Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inovamar, the Chairman of Necton, and the President of CCDR (Center). Each speaker underscored the significance of the project and its potential to drive innovation in the field.
Throughout the event, Strategic Partners (SPs) presented their progress and outlined future steps towards achieving the project’s ambitious objectives. The afternoon was characterized by focused individual meetings of each SP, facilitating in-depth discussions on ongoing work and strategic pathways forward.
The gathering witnessed a remarkable exchange of knowledge, fostering a dynamic atmosphere of collaboration and skill sharing. Attendees brought unique perspectives and insights, enriching discussions and propelling the project towards its goals.
Led by PhytoBloom – Microalgae by Necton, Algae Vertical is seamlessly integrated into the Blue Bioeconomy Pact, spearheaded by Inovamar. Crucially, the project is supported by funding from the European NextGenerationEU, channeled through the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR).
With momentum building and collaborative efforts in full swing, the Algae Vertical project is poised to make significant strides toward unlocking the vast potential of algae-based solutions in the blue bioeconomy landscape.